|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
Santo Tomas Chichicastenango
Department of Quiche
|Culture Area:||Central American|
|Length:||66 Measurement Unit Not Provided|
|Width:||84 Measurement Unit Not Provided|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Mrs. Josiah Marvel Jr., 1968|
For first class woman. Natural brown cotton with white pin stripes. Six breadths sewn with black thread. Upper portin brocaded in red-brown wool. Black silk applique aroun neck in sunburst pattern. Black silk discs at each shoulder and on front and back. Additional design elements embroidered with green, yellow, orange, purple and white silk thread.
As per Sigrid Meier, "Warp: 64, single ply, Z twist, 1 strand, natural brown, hand spun cotton. Weft: 23, single ply, Z twist, 2 strands, natural brown handspun cotton with singleply white cotton shadow stripes. Warp faced plain weave. 3 pieces joined, 4 selvedges, made on a backstrap loom."
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